Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Tokyo Olympics 2021- Football : Zambia’s captain Banda scores a hat-trick in two consecutive match

Kathmandu: A goal was scored in the women’s football match between Zambia and China at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Japan on Saturday. There were two hat-tricks. The Group F match at Miyagi Stadium ended in a 4-4 draw. Shuang Wang scored four goals for China in that game.

For Zambia, captain Barbara Banda scored a hat-trick while Rachel Kundalanji scored a goal. China’s Quonton Lee received a red card in the 86th minute.

Banda of Zambia has scored a hat-trick in two consecutive games at the Tokyo Olympics. She also became the first woman to score a hat-trick in two consecutive games in Olympic women’s football.

Earlier, Banda had scored a hat-trick in the 10-3 loss to the Netherlands.

Having scored six goals in two games, she is even ahead of the claimant of the golden boot that will get the most goals.

She also equaled Canada’s Kristin Sinclair’s record of scoring six goals in a single edition. As Zambia still have to play Brazil in the group stage, she will be able to add a goal.

After a defeat and a draw in Group F, Zambia has added one point. China, which lost to Brazil in the first match, has also added one point.

In the next match of Group F, Brazil and the Netherlands are tied 3-3. In the match at Miyagi Stadium, the Netherlands took the lead twice but Brazil came back. Vivienne Miedema scored twice and Dominic Bloodworth scored once for the Netherlands. Debinha, Marta and Ludmila da Silva scored one goal each for Brazil.

Brazil and the Netherlands have the same 4 points.

In women’s football, the United States defeated New Zealand 6-1 in Group G for the first time. The United States lost the first game to Sweden.

Ross Lavele, Lindsay Horan, Kristen Press and Alex Morgan all scored for the United States in the game at Saitama Stadium. New Zealand’s Abby Esseg and Katherine Boat gave suicide goals.

Betsy Hassett scored a consolation goal for New Zealand.

Sweden, who lost to the United States in the first match, beat Australia 4-2 for the second consecutive victory. For Sweden, Fridolina Rolfe scored twice and Lina Hurtig and Stina Blacksteinius scored once each. Samantha Kerr scored two goals for Australia.

Sweden has added six points after two consecutive wins, while the United States and Australia have the same three points.

Similarly, in Group E, Great Britain defeated Japan 1-0 for the second consecutive victory. Ellen White scored the decisive goal for Britain.

In the other match of the same group, Canada defeated Chile 2-1. Janine Becky scored twice for Canada and Karen Arya of Chile scored once.

Britain is at the top with 6 points after two wins while Great Britain has 4 points.


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